Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Review

Diffusion-weighted MRI for detecting and monitoring cancer: a review of current applications in body imaging

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Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Molecular Imaging Program, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

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Departments of Radiology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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MVZ Radiologie & Nuklearmedizin, Fürth, Germany

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Philips Healthcare Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Department of Radiology, İstanbul Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Radiology and Imaging Sciences National Institutes of Health/Clinical Center and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Bethesda, MD, USA

Diagn Interv Radiol 2012; 18: 46-59
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.4708-11.2
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Abstract

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which involves the acquisition of a magnetic resonance signal related to the Brownian motion of water protons in tissue, has become a useful technique for assessing tumors. In this article, we review the basic concepts, imaging strategies, and body applications of diffusion-weighted MRI in detecting and monitoring cancer.

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